HRBDT at 4th International Human Rights Symposium in Seoul

On 5 June 2018, the 4th International Human Rights Symposium took place in Seoul, convened by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea. The symposium, titled ‘How to Create a Human-Centered Information Society? A New Paradigm for Human Rights Policy’,  aimed at discussing measures to protect human rights in a more efficient manner in order to respond to the changes and challenges brought by rapid scientific and technological development.

Daragh Murray participated in a panel debate on ‘The New Horizon of Personal Information Protection’, moderated by Illcheong Yi, Senior Research Coordinator at the UN Research Institute for Social Development. The panel considered responses to threats to data privacy and tensions between privacy, the socioeconomic value of personal information, and policy measures.

Daragh’s presentation focused on a human-centred approach to AI, addressing the changing realities in the digital age and what  individuals can do in this context. He discussed the human rights implications of AI, including but beyond the right to privacy. He also considered how the current legal framework can respond.

For more information about the event, see here.